Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:00a.m.
The Ministry of Health has joined marijuana users who are asking the government to consider allowing cannabis as a form of pain relief for patients with serious medical conditions.
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18/07/2008 5:25:20 p.m.
I have Lupus since I was 22 (now just 40), have tried almost every meds and nothing works. Just 3 1/2 years ago I went for a bio-opsy for my heart and it gave me a stroke (medical misadventure). I'm in a wheelchair now and the pain so bad, going to the pain clinic but nothing works. Now on Morphine and Gabapentin, Daizepam, ect but still....no pain-relieve. I used to smoke cannabis, but I don't to over-dose myself because of all the crap I take at the moment. I KNOW that cannabis is a pain-reliever, tried it many of times for pain, and actualy WORKS. If it takes $15 a day, the Sativex spray, YES I would surely join the cue. Have my appointment next week with the pain-clinic, surely going to asks them if I have a trial.
18/07/2008 10:53:10 a.m.
m p wrote:
Well, it does have great bu$ine$$ potential and plenty room for employment opportunities for land owners who don't know what to do with their land. Instead of leasing it out for grazing stock, or just letting it sit doing nothing, they can grow acres and acres of marijuana/cannibis for medicinal reasons and for business purposes, and should bring our economy to a more than satisfactory level.
18/07/2008 10:09:16 a.m.
Arthur.H.Roger Van Resseghem wrote:
cnnabis is not illegal its the use of and consumption of cannabis that is illegal,I am not your servant therefore you cannot order me to not consume a plant ,I have for more than forty years defied the stupid cannabis so called laws and I am healthier and fitter than those who wish to deny me this healthgiving plant,I use cannabis daily ,and as far as I am concerned the misuse of drugs act ,that prohibits the use of cannabis is merely a power to assault me ,for in order to establish that I indeed defy your order not to consume ,you have to assault me ,in my home and my body,I am a free man and therefore have no master,I have the right to privacy,what is more private than my own body ,those who prohibit cannabis are vested interests who do not want a healthy population ,the whole so called health industry lives of sickness ,it stands to reason that if we are all healthy then the sickness industry would go bankrupt ,do not believe lies about cannabis ,ask those who use it regularly for decades,then you get the truth,and compare the health of those regular users against any others ,if you use pharmaceutical drugs you wont live a healthy life for very long,they are the real DRUG pushers ,for who makes amphetamine ,cocaine heroin etc...etc...etc...they are all made and produced by the chemist and pharmaceuticals,so leave cannabis wich is a natural plant alone and concentrate on the real evil drugs from the pharmaceuticals.
17/07/2008 2:58:56 p.m.
Paula Lambert wrote:
Yes I heartily agree that medicinal cannabis is very effective for a lot of people and that it should be widely accessible. I am also utterly sick and disgusted at the number of people being arrested for possession/cultivation of a few plants. Cannabis users, many for medpot, are a large minority here. Its a shame for all NZ communities that its far far more easy for lazy police to bust smalltime cannabis growers/users than catch real criminals. Stop arresting people for pot and serve the community better.
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